Who Can Be a Favored Woman?

Who Can Be a Favored Woman?

I keep wondering what it would take to be called a “favored” woman as the Virgin Mary was.  As a young Catholic I idolized her, and years (and years and years) later, I am still fascinated by her story. If we are all sinners (and we definitely are) how can any woman...
The Truth About Conflict

The Truth About Conflict

I am awake, staring at the ceiling at 4 AM, and the Lord is prompting me to “Humble yourself and apologize.” My stubborn mind begins to list all the reasons for my genuine hurt and why this is not my fault, and I can hear the Lord laughing at my silly attempt. Have...
The All Powerful God

The All Powerful God

God knows the fear you feel in these days of war, of rising prices, of the threats of daily “what-ifs.” He knows.  He sees. He feels the strain and pain with you. In Psalm 139:1-4 the word YADA (Hebrew) is used, meaning to know deeply, to express...
The Road to Quiet Peace

The Road to Quiet Peace

The news of war is loud, even when it’s turned off.  Graphic videos shock the brain, causing us to stuff their memory behind stacks of to-do lists like clutter in a “later” pile.  We watch mothers hold their children and weep; others run for their lives...